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Frankfort man awarded $1.1 M by jury

Updated: November 22, 2012 6:34AM



A Cook County Circuit Court jury last week awarded $1.1 million to a Frankfort man injured in June 2006 while working at an Illinois Central Railroad repair facility in Homewood, the law firm that represented the man said Friday.

Paul Junod was “ordered by his railroad supervisors to use inadequate tools and equipment,” in violation of IC’s own safety rules as well as federal safety rules, the law firm Kenneth J. Allen & Associates said in a news release.

Junod fell from an elevated platform, suffering multiple fractures to his left wrist and nerve injuries in his left hand and arm, as well as “permanent and increasingly debilitating loss of use of his hand,” the firm said.

The jury award included past and future wage losses, compensation for future medical expenses and non-economic damages, the firm said.

Currie Ford to swap oil for blood Nov. 3

Currie Motors Ford of Frankfort, 9423 W. Lincoln Highway, will host a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the dealership. The first 50 registered donors will receive a coupon good for a free oil change.

To register, call Amy at (866) 937-3673. A photo ID is required.



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